Online report features bags, wallets, headwear and fashion jewelry, plus a listing of 100 export suppliers across Vietnam.

HO CHI MINH CITY, VietnamThe Hinrich Foundation released the Vietnam Sourcing: Fashion accessories & jewelry 2018 with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources.

The online report includes a listing of 100 export suppliers in Vietnam and profiles bags, wallets, headwear and fashion jewelry. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. A PDF of the report is available to download for free online.

Natural materials, nature-themed motifs on trend

As demand for more environment-friendly products continues to rise, suppliers of fashion accessories and jewelry in Vietnam are turning to natural materials such as seagrass, coconut shells, bamboo and rattan for their various products.

The domestic availability of sustainable fibers works to the advantage of suppliers. Seagrass is sourced from the provinces Tien Giang and Thanh Hoa, and coconut shells can be obtained from Ben Tre. Rattan is sourced from Nghe An and Da Nang, while bamboo is procured from Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa provinces.

Makers generally highlight the natural colors of the materials used. Designs incorporate floral prints and appliques, and other nature-themed elements.

“Suppliers are offering fashion accessories and jewelry made from natural materials and featuring nature-themed designs to support growing demand for such items, and this trend is seen to continue,” said Ly Nguyen, export consultant of the Hinrich Foundation.

Suppliers and products

Ho Chi Minh City-based Tu Duy Handicraft Co. Ltd, which was established in 1996, offers handcrafted jewelry made of horn, bone and wood. France, Greece, Japan, Taiwan and the US are some of the supplier’s export markets.

Founded in 2013, An Hoa Trading Co. Ltd in Ha Nam province exports bags, wallets, totes and purses with embroidery and beadwork featuring floral and leaf patterns. The company offers the products in cotton and polyester.

Capromos Co. Ltd is a manufacturer of promotional caps, T-shirts and outerwear. The Ho Chi Minh City-based company complies with the SA8000 standard.

The report further shows:

– Vietnam exported $3.3 billion worth of handbags, purses, suitcases, headgear and umbrellas in 2017, up from the $3.2 billion in 2016, according to preliminary data from the General Department of Customs, Ministry of Finance of Vietnam.

– The US was the top export destination, accounting for 41 percent of the export value in 2017. The other key markets were Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, China and South Korea.

– Most interviewed suppliers will be keeping their prices unchanged in the next six months.


Vietnam Sourcing: Fashion accessories & jewelry 2018 is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed online here.


Other related Sourcing Reports available available on the New Sourcing Markets website: Scarves & shawls, India; Silver jewelry, Indonesia; and Fashion accessories & jewelry, Philippines. The site also offers sourcing reports on other products and suppliers from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

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